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A third printed collection of the webcomic Three Panel Soul.
506 backers pledged $38,481 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, we're Ian McConville and Matt Boyd. We've been publishing our comic strip Three Panel Soul online for over eleven years now. We've printed two volumes of our collected comics and now we're Kickstarting the printing of the third.

When we started Three Panel Soul, we wanted to make something that could support whatever we wanted to do. The comics run the gamut from storylines about a disillusioned mage in an office job, to one-off autobio strips, to dumb video game jokes. The only rule we set for ourselves was that the comics could only be three panels. It's a good number of panels to have, we think. 

So, for our third volume, we thought it would be good to have three times the number of comics as the first two volumes, up to a total of 300. It really fits the theme. 

It's going to be our biggest volume yet, covering the comics published online from late October 2011 to February 2018. But printing costs money. That's where Kickstarter comes in! Kickstarter has long been a great platform for comics raising funds for projects, and we're happy to be using it for the first time.

But don't worry, we won't be running this alone as Kickstarter novices. For our publishing and distribution, we're working with the legendary webcomic distribution company TopatoCo. TopatoCo has handled our merchandise since the beginning of the comic and we're proud to be supported by their experienced Kickstarter arm, Make That Thing!

So, what can you get out of this? We're glad you asked!

THE BOOK

300 pages, softcover, with a beautiful glossy cover. Here's an image of the cover design:

You can also get this set of three enamel pins! 

Art not final
Art not final

For you collectors, we're offering two versions of bookplates: signed by Matt and Ian, or sketched! 

We're also offering a bundle of our earlier collections: get all three books, plus the pins, and save! 

Here's a breakdown of what's in each tier:

Thank you so much for reading! 

Risks and challenges

The book is nearly done, so there are no delays expected there. The artwork for the pins is almost done, also. The only potential delays would involve the overseas shipping of the books to Make That Thing. We'll keep you updated if anything unexpected pops up!

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    Volume 3 PDF

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    The PDF Collection

    PDFs of Three Panel Soul Volumes 1, 2, and 3!

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    • Volume 3 PDF
    • Volume 2 PDF
    • Volume 1 PDF
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    Volume 3 Book

    The physical book of Three Panel Soul Volume 3! Also includes the PDF.

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    • Volume 3 Softcover Book
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    Book and Pin Set

    The physical book of Three Panel Soul Volume 3 AND a set of three enamel pins! Also includes the PDF.

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    • Set of Three Enamel Pins
    • Volume 3 PDF
    • Volume 3 Softcover Book
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    Book, Pins, and Signed Bookplate

    The physical book of Three Panel Soul Volume 3, the enamel pins, and a signed bookplate! Also includes the PDF.

    Includes:
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Set of Three Enamel Pins
    • Volume 3 Softcover Book
    • Volume 3 PDF
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    Book, Pins, and Sketched Bookplate

    The physical book of Three Panel Soul Volume 3, the enamel pins, and a sketched bookplate! Also includes the PDF.

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    All Three Books!

    ALL THREE VOLUMES of Three Panel Soul, plus the enamel pins! Also includes the PDF.

    Includes:
    • Volume 2 Softcover Book
    • Volume 1 Softcover Book
    • Volume 3 Softcover Book
    • Set of Three Enamel Pins
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    All Three Books AND Three Bookplates!

    ALL THREE VOLUMES of Three Panel Soul, plus the enamel pins! Also includes the PDF.

    Includes:
    • Volume 2 Softcover Book
    • Volume 1 Softcover Book
    • Volume 3 Softcover Book
    • Set of Three Enamel Pins
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Volume 3 PDF
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    All Three Books AND Sketched Bookplates!

    ALL THREE VOLUMES of Three Panel Soul, plus the enamel pins! Also includes the PDF.

    Includes:
    • Volume 2 Softcover Book
    • Volume 1 Softcover Book
    • Volume 3 Softcover Book
    • Set of Three Enamel Pins
    • Volume 3 PDF
    • Sketched Bookplate
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